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The Piper and the Fairy Queen
Camerata Kilkenny with David Power, Uilleann Pipes
Claire Duff – baroque violin
Marja Gaynor – baroque violin
Nathan Sherman – viola
Norah O’Leary – baroque cello
Malcolm Proud – harpsichord
David Power is a master of the uilleann pipes. Influenced by the great pipers of the past, he has won All-Ireland and Oireachtas Piping prizes and makes appearances at many international festivals. He has three critically acclaimed solo recordings ‘My Love is in America’, ‘Cuachín Ghleann Neifin’ and ‘The Eighteen Moloney’. He regularly performs with fiddle player Martin Hayes and his most recent collaboration is a project for stage with Kerry Hardie and Olivia O’Leary, based on the 6th Century Irish Christian church.
Camerata Kilkenny specialises in the performance of Baroque music although many of its programmes combine 17th and 18th century music with the works of contemporary composers.Since its début recital at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August 1999 the ensemble has performed in Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia and at all of Ireland’s major music festivals. It has been ensemble in residence at the CC Maasmechelen Festival in Belgium (2010) and the Kilkenny Arts Festival (2014). Camerata Kilkenny has recorded two CDs on the Maya Recordings label – H.I.F. Biber’s Mystery Sonatas (shortlisted for the ‘Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’ award) and J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering with Dutch flautist Wilbert Hazelzet. In 2018 Camerata Kilkenny and David Power have toured to Belgium, Germany and Finland.
David Power and Camerata Kilkenny’s most recent CD ‘The Piper and the Fairy Queen’ is now available on the RTE Lyric FM label.
Photo by Dylan Vaughan.
Sponsored by Helen and Vincent Foley.